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"Clear" is a 1983 electro song performed by the American group Cybotron, and composed by Cybotron members Juan Atkins and Richard Davis.

"Clear"
Single by Cybotron
from the album Enter
B-side"Industrial Lies"
Released1983
Format12" single, 7" single
RecordedApril 1982
Genre
Length4:54 (Radio edit)
LabelFantasy
Songwriter(s)Juan Atkins
Producer(s)Juan Atkins
Cybotron singles chronology
"Cosmic Cars"
(1982)
"Clear"
(1983)
"Techno City"
(1984)
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Sampled versionsEdit

The song's instantly recognizable loop has been sampled by many rap and hip-hop artists such as Missy Elliott's "Lose Control", and Poison Clan's "Shake Whatcha Mama Gave Ya". The loop was originally created and/or inspired by Kraftwerk as used in their composition "Hall Of Mirrors."

50,000 copies of the "Clear" single were sold, according to a 1997 article in The Wire, which describes the song as a "groundbreaking…first-generation piece of pure machine music."[6]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Break Dancin' to Da Old School - Various Artists - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  2. ^ "The Definitive Electro & Hip Hop Collection - Various Artists - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Electro Funk, Vol. 2 - Various Artists - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  4. ^ Discotheque, Vol. 1: The Haçienda - Various Artists | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic
  5. ^ "Enter - Cybotron - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  6. ^ Shallcross, Mike (July 1997), "From Detroit To Deep Space", The Wire (161), p. 21

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